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Collaborative Journalism Summit Washington DC meet-up
June 6th, 2023 1:30 PM PDT - 3:00 PM PDT
School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
We'll meet on the patio of the School of Media and Public Affairs, on the sidelines of the Collaborative Media Summit! Come say hello and get your gold star for editing!
(If it's raining, we'll step right inside. Look for the table signs.)
INN in Washington DC edit-a-thon
June 8th, 2023 2:15 PM PDT - 4:15 PM PDT
University Student Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
Join us at the Institute for Nonprofit News' annual conference, INN Days, in the Great Hall at 5:15 PM to do some Wikipedia editing!
We will be meeting, greeting, and editing biographies at the conference. We will have a table and sign up, so whether you have time to write a whole article, or just stop by and say hello, we'd love to see you there!
We’ve got news.
- Now on Wikipedia: Tiffany Liou
Tiffany Liou (born August 31, 1990) is a Taiwanese-American multi-media journalist, reporter and anchor. She is currently a multi-media journalist at ABC’s affiliate WFAA in Dallas, Texas. Liou has worked for all three major television networks in the U.S.
Liou won a Heartland Emmy Award in 2019 for her story documenting the eighth anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
- Now on Wikipedia: Gina Chua
Gina Chua is a Singaporean journalist serving as the executive editor of the media startup Semafor. She previously served as the executive editor of the Reuters news agency. A trans woman, Chua is one of the most senior openly transgender journalists in the U.S.
- Women Do News in the press
Al Jazeera highlights WDN biography and issues we combat
In a segment examining the gender gap on Wikipedia, Al Jazeera spoke with Juleyka Lantigua-Williams about her Wikipedia biography, which a Women Do News volunteer wrote.
Lantigua-Williams spoke about how the biography impacted her life, and why she’s both proud and sad that it takes volunteer work from other women to get her that representation.
You can watch the full Al Jazeera segment here, or click here for Juleyka Lantigua-Williams’ interview.
You can read Juleyka Lantigua-Williams’ Wikipedia biography here.
Our Mission: Women Do News works to raise the visibility of women journalists by increasing the quantity and enhancing the quality of their Wikipedia entries.
Why it matters: Visibility on Wikipedia is paramount in driving gender parity in journalism leadership. Presently, fewer than 20% of Wikipedia biographies are females and this imbalance extends to women in journalism, negatively impacting the perception about their contributions to the field.
Background: Women journalists are underrepresented on Wikipedia, one of the most-visited English language websites in the world. This leads to issues related to safety, credibility, recognition, and income. The Women Do News project grew out of a 2019 cohort of journalists participating in Take The Lead, a leadership training program co-founded by Gloria Feldt. It has since evolved to partner with other allies at universities and journalism groups to identify worthy women journalists for biographies, train editors, and add Wikipedia entries to even the playing field on this important platform. We are now part of a nonprofit, Bay City News Foundation, to support this work. Help us if you can.